Feathered Frenzy Update #2

The more seasoned City Jackdaw followers among you will remember my post ‘Feathered Frenzy’

when a casual look at my Stats page discovered the following line under ‘Search Engine Terms’:

Jackdaws are biting my car to pieces

It really doesn’t take much to amuse me. I loved the image it conjured of a desperate car owner googling for help and instead landing on my blog. I mean, who wants poetry when their Bentley is being stripped?

From that moment, curiosity piqued, I began to keep an eye on the words used that brought strangers stumbling into my own little section of cyberspace. Among the more usual, mundane terms, I discovered the following which led to the post Feathered Frenzy Update #1:

how long will jackdaws nest in my fascias

rabbits huddle together is it normal


man eats his wife

I must admit that last one unsettled me a bit, wondering what type of people my blog was attracting. Maybe twisted, potential, or actual, psychotic cannibals.  But what the hell, my traffic is increasing.

A recent check of my Stats page has now turned up two more little gems. The first one was:

will jackdaws poo everywhere

Again, you get that sense of desperation, of a beleaguered googler in a muck-splattered raincoat and hat, clutching a bucket of water and a chamois leather, and foolishly, somehow, ending up on WordPress.

Call me paranoid, and I know I may be generalising, but I am getting the feeling that at least a portion of the audience who view my blog are a desperate, clutching at straws bunch. City Jackdaw-the last chance saloon. Not you reading this now, of course, but the one after you.

The final search term used was:

jackdaw putting mud on car

Those jackdaws really have it in for cars don’t they? But after that last search term sentence used, can we really be sure that it is just mud that  they are using?

Ring out the chamois. Change the water.

Put down the shotgun.

Please leave a comment.

13 thoughts on “Feathered Frenzy Update #2

    • I know, anyone would think I was an expert!
      Rule number one:don’t go outside.
      And if you’ve seen The Birds, Rule number two:block up your chimney.


  1. One of my favorites is this one: “rabbits huddle together is it normal.” What that has to do with jackdaws is anybody’s guess. Or the man eating his wife.


    • The stats results don’t tell you which actual post they land on. But I guess the man eats wife searcher ended up on The Man Who Eats Roadkill, which refers to a man who ate his own finger. And the rabbit searcher maybe landed on Red in Tooth and Daw, which refers to rabbits mating with rats. It’s all highbrow stuff on City Jackdaw you know.
      Either way, I don’t think they would have found what they were looking for. Maybe they are still in there, looking, lost in the margins.


  2. I hopped over here from your comment on
    Prehistories’ “Archaeological Oddities No. 8”.
    This post is so funny–but also rather beautiful– reminds me of Neruda’s _Book of Questions_, such as,
    “Which yellow bird
    fills its nest with lemons?”

    This inspires me to write up some of the wacky search terms that brought people to my blog— I wish I’d been saving them all along.


    • Be careful-it becomes an obsession!
      I saw your comment on Prehistories. I know what you mean about that shiver-feeling. If you saw that photograph of the woman with the twisted face on my post about that exhibit, I felt the same way about her. I kept returning, staring, studying, trying to make a connection. My favourite place is Orkney-scrambling into tombs on my hands and knees. Viewing places like Skara Brae.
      Anyway, thank you for hopping over here, hope I haven’t sent you hopping mad. 🙂


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